• Posted on: Sep 02, 2022
  • Location: Reading, PA
  • Job ID: 10bec000
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Sep 02, 2022
  • Location: Reading, PA
  • Job ID: 10bec000
  • Type: Full Time

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Duties
  • Support global procurement strategies
  • Design, implement, and manage sourcing strategies for the organization
  • Analyze supply base, category market conditions, stakeholder requirements, pricing trends, and competitive benchmarking to determine appropriate sourcing strategies
  • Deliver category management services, including strategic sourcing, process improvement, risk management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement
  • Develop and implement cost savings/value creation projects across professional services categories
  • Establish and evaluate performance dashboard/metrics for professional services categories
  • Structure, negotiate, and manage service and supply agreements with suppliers, including complex long-term strategic agreements, short-term transactional agreements and project-based or consulting agreements
  • Support Carpenter Technology’s Business Transformation (BTE) initiatives including procurement business process design, gap analysis and change management plan
  • Proactively engage, influence, and collaborate with the Finance, IT, Supply Chain, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal, Quality, R&D and Operations teams to ensure alignment on business objectives and project plans
  • Drive stakeholder engagement within the IT, Professional Services – Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Legal, Travel and Consulting Categories
  • Ensure compliance with Carpenter purchasing policies and procedures, business code of conduct, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
  • Manage the source to pay process to support business operations across the organization to ensure consistency and best practices are implemented
  • Lead, motivate, and develop employees within Procurement organization
  • Perform all other duties, tasks, and special projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field required
  • 5+ years’ procurement, category management, and strategic sourcing experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes, and procedures
  • Demonstrated category management expertise in one or more of the following IT (Cloud, Hosting, SaaS Agreements, Digital, Hardware, Software License Agreements), Professional Services – Finance, Marketing (Creative agencies, Print) Human Resources (Benefits, Contingent Resources, Recruiting Services), Legal, Travel and Consulting (both T&M and Fixed Cost Engagements) Categories
  • Proven excellence in professional services contract language, contract negotiation, contract management, conflict resolution and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated project management and execution skills with ability to manage multiple large complex projects with competing priorities and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan, implement, and execute procurement strategies
  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis
  • Ability to quickly analyze data, as well as extrapolate and communicate insights
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills—reading, writing, and listening
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
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